Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does King study in his father's house in this chapter?
(a) Adolf Hitler
(b) Jan Hus
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Frederick Douglas

2. Whose philosophy does Harris Wofford follow?
(a) Gandhi
(b) Nietzsche
(c) Kafka
(d) Marx

3. Who does Robert Kennedy fear racial tension will make USA appear weak to?
(a) The international community
(b) The Cubans
(c) The British
(d) The Soviets

4. Who does Daddy King want Martin Luther King, Jr. to marry?
(a) Betty
(b) Winona Ryder
(c) Coretta
(d) Juanita Scott

5. What did Truman desegregate in the Forties?
(a) The armed forces
(b) Major cities
(c) Restaurants
(d) Government

6. What is the title of Niebuhr's book that King reads in this chapter?
(a) Non-violence and Revolution
(b) Looting the World
(c) Passions of an Everday Man
(d) Moral Man and Immoral Society

7. Why did the fare increase do little to help the bus company's financial problems?
(a) It was Christmas
(b) People stopped riding them all together.
(c) There were no Negro riders
(d) People insisted on paying the old fares

8. Who was Dexter's preacher after Johns?
(a) Elmore Leonard
(b) Martin Luther King
(c) Malcolm X
(d) Mike King

9. What will the Democrats label King as if he does not call off plans to picket the Democratic Convention?
(a) A homosexual
(b) A murderer
(c) An Uncle Tom
(d) A thief

10. What does John Lewis go to the restaurant to eat?
(a) Fired chicken
(b) Boiled chicken
(c) Steaks
(d) Hamburgers

11. Who does Nixon choose as his running mate?
(a) Henry Kissinger
(b) Lyndon Johnson
(c) Henry Cabot Lodge
(d) Gerald Ford

12. What is King asked to write a book about?
(a) His life
(b) The Montgomery Bus Boycott
(c) The Old Testament
(d) Ghana

13. Who does Kennedy select as his running mate?
(a) James Fox
(b) Jimmy Carter
(c) Lyndon Johnson
(d) Robert Kennedy

14. What does a newspaper assign their reporter Tom Johnson to find out?
(a) Racism in the police force
(b) Corruption in the MIA
(c) The power behind the MIA
(d) King's upbringing

15. What African country does King fly to?
(a) Nigeria
(b) Ghana
(c) Zaire
(d) Zimbabwe

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Williams' daughter?

2. What does Crozier Theological Seminary have in its basement rec room?

3. Whose vote does Robert Kennedy worry his brother is losing?

4. Where does Faubus fly to to talk to Eisenhower?

5. What kind of people did the Dexter Avenue Church attract?

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